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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Racecourse (12/28/06)

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Ocampo Drops Appeal

Will serve three-day suspension for riding infraction

Jockey Israel Ocampo has withdrawn his appeal of a steward’s ruling dated December 2, and will honor his suspension the final three days of the Hawthorne meet (Dec. 30, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1).

The hottest rider on the grounds the past ten days with 13 wins from his last 43 rides, Ocampo currently sits third in the Hawthorne jockey standings with 51 wins from 346 mounts. He will ride the this afternoon in advance of his suspension, and then move his tack to Oaklawn Park for the start of their winter/spring meet which kicks off Jan. 19.

The Pick Six carryover pool entering Friday's card at Hawthorne stands at $7,532.

The 2006 fall Thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne Race Course runs September 15 through January 1 with live racing five days per week – Wednesday through Sunday (except Nov. 23 and Dec. 24). The dark days are Monday and Tuesday (except Oct. 9, Dec. 26 and Jan.1). Post time is 1:10 p.m. daily.

Hawthorne’s races can be seen live on Horse Racing Television (HRTV). HRTV provides full, in-depth coverage of the current Hawthorne Race Course meeting, with complete post parades, and expert analysis from the network's hosts.

Hawthorne’s spring 2007 Thoroughbred meet will run February 23 thru May 3. The summer 2007 Standardbred meet will be held June 22 thru August 5. The fall 2007 Thoroughbred meet will run September 17 thru December 31.

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